Dorian de Wind: 'Pin-up Girls' for a Cause
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Drawings or photos depicting attractive women have probably been part of warriors' most prized personal belongings since times immemorial.
They accompanied our World War I Doughboys as folded, crumpled, black-and-white images into the muddy, stinking trenches in Europe during World War I.
They resided in footlockers, wall lockers and on walls of World War II barracks. They went with our soldiers into every battlefield in that war and they came to be known as those glamorous, all-American "pin-up girls." They were even artistically and imaginatively painted in various alluring poses on the noses of our bombers and graced the fuselages of other combat aircraft.
World War II "Nose Art" on the famous "Yellow Rose" B-25 -- U.S. Air Force photo
This tradition never changed, not in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq or Afghanistan. Only the medium changed, evolving from those black and white drawings and photographs to glossy, glorious, colo
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